Top 25 Films of 2006

  • 1. Once directed by John Carney
  • 2. Inside Paris directed by Christophe Honorare
  • 3. Away From Her directed by Sarah Polley
  • 4. Offside directed by Jafar Panahi
  • 5. Still Life directed by Jia Zhangke
  • 6. Children of Men directed by Alfonso Cuaron
  • 7. United 93 directed by Paul Greengrass
  • 8. Syndromes and a Century directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • 9. After the Wedding directed by Suzanne Bier
  • 10. Jesus Camp directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
  • Next 15
  • Rescue Dawn
  • Day Night, Day Night
  • Inland Empire
  • Hana
  • Iraq in Fragments
  • 12:08 East of Bucharest
  • Little Children
  • Southland Tales
  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  • Brand Upon the Brain!
  • Inside Man
  • Notes on a Scandal
  • Deliver us From Evil
  • Private Fears in Public Places
  • Volver
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:
  • Romain Duris for Inside Paris
  • Honorable mention to: Mads Mikkelson for After the Wedding
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:
  • Julie Christie for Away From Her
Author Comments: 

This is my canon of the top 25 films of the year. I feel these films are the most important and contributed immensely to the advancement of the motion picture. If a movie you like is not listed here, it means I did not value it as highly as these 25.